Sunday, 23 September 2012

Raisin Cookies

Looking for an alternative to that chocolate chip cookie that you are eyeing off to have with your cup of coffee?  Well, here's a healthy alternative!  Gluten free and delicious, and great for school or work lunches as a snack.  
Makes 12

What you need: 
  • 1 & 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup raisins - chopped
  • 2 Tbs coconut butter/oil
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup or honey
  • rind of 1 orange - finely grated
  • 1 egg
Here's how you put it all together:
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  2. Preheat the oven to 180deg C (360 deg F)
  3. Mix the almond meal, baking powder and raisins in a bowl.  It's important that you mix this together and the raisins get a good coat of flour - this way they won't sink to the bottom of the cookie when you bake it.  
  4. Melt the coconut butter/oil (usually 20 seconds in the microwave will do)
  5. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, then add the agave syrup/honey, orange rind and melted coconut butter/oil
  6. Mix the egg mixture into the almond meal mix and stir.  Don't freak out if the mixture is quite wet.  
  7. Spoon the mixture on to a baking tray lined with baking paper/grease proof paper in 12 (or close to it) little mounds
  8. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes - keep an eye on it after 10 minutes and take out of the oven when the tops are golden and they are still a little soft to the touch. 
  9. Let them cool for a few minutes on a wire rack before you indulge in the raisin cookie goodness!  

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